Guardians Vs White Sox Game Fight Jose Ramirez Knocks out Tim Anderson. In the sixth inning of Saturday night’s game between the Guardians and Chicago White Sox, Jose Ramirez hit a ball down the right-field line for an RBI double. Ramirez slid into second base, where he beat the throw as White Sox infielder Tim Anderson applied the tag.
Guardians Vs White Sox Game Fight – Jose Ramirez Knocks out Tim Anderson:
Tim Anderson throws a haymaker at Jose Ramirez and the benches clear.
It’s a wild scene in Cleveland.
It’s still on going.
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) August 6, 2023
Ramirez appeared to not appreciate how Anderson tagged him over the head, and the two began exchanging words. Ramirez pointed in Anderson’s face, and then the two then squared up like boxers meeting in the middle of the ring.
Both benches and bullpens emptied once Anderson and Ramírez began throwing punches, and two teams remained on the field jawing at each other for several minutes even after the punches ceased.
“He said he wanted to fight,” Ramírez told reporters after the game (per WEWS). “And if he wanted to fight, I had to defend myself.”
Both teams met on the field, with nearly everyone involved pushing, shoving and exchanging heated words. Several players and coaches had to be held back.
All the while, the Progressive Field fans chanted “Jose, Jose-Jose-Jose.”
Anderson and Ramírez were both ejected, as were Francona, Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland third base coach Mike Sarbaugh, and White Sox manager Pedro Grifol. Suspensions will surely follow.
The incident delayed the game for 14 minutes.
As the melee seemed to be calming down, it started up again with White Sox manager Pedro Grifol in the middle of it.
“I didn’t appreciate that Anderson, once he had 11-12 guys in between them, that’s when he started (yelling),” Guardians manager Terry Francona said after the 7-4 White Sox win. “I said something to him. I think that’s what their manager was yelling about.”
And here is Tom Hamilton’s call of the altercation.
Tom Hamilton's call of the Jose Ramirez-Tim Anderson fight on Cleveland radio is the stuff of legend.
"DOWN GOES ANDERSON! DOWN GOES ANDERSON!" pic.twitter.com/ZXSUW4eE0V
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 6, 2023
Chicago held a 5-1 lead at the time of the brawl.
It is yet to be seen what the further punishment is going to be for those involved in the fight, namely the two protagonists. Follow us on Facebook. Thanks